In 2009 KWS Motorsports fielded the Aprilia Factory effort in the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike class with riders Chaz Davies, Ben Thompson and then Aaron Gobert. The team took the Aprilia RSV1000R to the competition in the class with impressive results for an largely undeveloped bike with 10 year old technology. KWS Technician Michael Godin drops some knowledge on us form his experience in working with the bike.
KWS '09 AMA Superbike Series Season Review
In 2009 we had the good fortune to work with the guys at Factory Aprilia
Millennium Technologies KWS for the entire season. We documented their race
efforts as riders Chaz Davies and Ben Thompson (later replaced by Aaron
Gobert) navigated a new rules package on a bike that nobody had ever raced
at a professional level. The following is the entire season with the
exception of the Laguna Seca round. The segments had been missing from this
iteration of OnTheThrottle.TV previous to this re-edit. Enjoy...
Tags: aaron gobert, Aprilia, ben thompson, chaz davies, daytona sportbike,
KWS Race Shop Tour
In the summer of 2008 we had the opportunity to crash the KWS race shop, a
real functioning shop where racing serves their R&D needs, and their
customers benefit from their high horsepower output engine
builds. Here's how it goes down at the KWS race shop in North Charleston,
Yoshimura Suzuki Shop Tour
Mat Mladin raced 13 of his 14 AMA Superbike seasons with Yoshimura Suzuki.
The team's den mother, Rich Doan, gave us a tour of the Yosh shop during
which he made a startling confession. Yosh sucked once upon a time, like a
century ago. We were utterly stunned by this news.
Cam Timing a Suzuki GSX-R750 with KWS
This is a preview of the video that is available here
Set cam timing on a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R750 with KWS race shop owner and
performance engine builder Kevin Hunt.
Aprilia RSV Pro's and Con's And the Differences Between The Models
Been asked this a lot so when Shag In The Wind (link below, go check him
out) asked me I thought it was about time I made the video....... I'm sure
I've missed loads so just ask in the comments.
When I talk about servicing I'm talking major service where valve
clearances are checked.
Shag In The Wind's channel http://www.youtube.com/user/ShagInTheWind
Tell him I said hi! =)
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KWS Daytona 200 09
Factory Aprilia Millennium Technologies finishes the Daytona 200 with a top
ten finish and the fastest lap of the race as the Ben Thompson and Chaz
Davies navigate the first 200 under lights on new machinery.
Suspension Setup on the Track
Sportbike Suspension- An Intro to Sportbike Suspension
Scene from 2 disc DVD set available at
Host Dave Moss conducts a classroom session then takes suspension tuning
principals to the track for practical application.
Evan Steel Performance Motorcycle Race Shop
In 2004, Steel left Valvoline Suzuki and started his own performance shop,
ESP. Since opening shop, Evan has been doggedly pursuing his dream of
small team motorsport domination. Evan's partner Phil Allison has more than
15 years of elbows deep experience running a performance shop, racing at
the club and AMA Pro Racing level and working with both privateer and
Evan Steel Performance offers up high performance aftermarket products,
tuning for street, race and drag bikes and full suspension services. You
can even send ESP your engine and suspension to be worked on.
3710 South Dodge Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85713
Factory Aprilia RSV4 Build
A time-lapse of a Factory Aprilia RSV4 we converted for track use.
Check out our walk around video of the RSV4
Ohlins TTX rear shock
Akrapovic full Ti EVO
Pair valve removal
Racing Fairing stay
Sato strap hooks
CF engine covers
Lightech Axle adjusters
Cox Radiator gaurd
Ti Axle nut
Quick release gas cap
Race body work
Custom Build SS Brake lines
LSL Clip ons
Rizoma Sprocket cover
Music from Jamendo.com:
Deff Syndicate - Instrumental Hip-Hop Vol. 1
Aprilia Millenium Technologies KWS Road Atlanta 09
Aprilia ran the RSV1000 in Daytona Sportbike in 2009. The team and riders
Chaz Davies & Ben Thompson began to make real progress with the bike at
Road Atlanta. You can make great progress with your sportbike using parts
available at SportbikeWrench.com
How to port and polish high performance v8 heads,tips,tricks and trade secrets exposed
*******CHECK OUT PART 2 *****
COMBUSTION CHAMBERS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D63jgJs95gY
I look at porting and polishing high performance heads,I been
building engines for 30 years, most of that time in research and
development,I explain in real simple terms air flows and velocities,these
308ci General Motors Holden heads have been transformed over 70 hours,I
show you all the do's and dont's,keep a lookout for the rest of the
rebuild vids, as we head into final assembly,especially dialing in
camshaft's,compression ratio's and everything else that makes internal
combustion engines cranky,Aussie Heads and Race Engines-One Man One Shop